TheWeek@ND Fac/Staff Edition (January 24)



For the Week of January 24

Arts and Performances


Met Opera: Live in HD presents “Rigoletto” (Verdi)
The Met rings in the new year with a bold new take on Verdi’s timeless tragedy from Bartlett Sher. Written during the most fertile period of Verdi’s artistic life, the opera resonates with a universality that is frequently called Shakespearean. Fac/Staff: $23. Student: $16
Saturday, Jan. 29; 1 p.m. in Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Theater: “Much Ado About Nothing” (performed by Actors From The London Stage)
This renowned five-actor touring group makes a triumphant return to Notre Dame stages with a new production of “Much Ado About Nothing.” With its piquant blend of prickly banter, mistaken identities and swoon-worthy romance, this show is sheer theatrical delight.
Tickets: Adult: $25; Faculty/Staff: $25; Senior: $15; Student/Child: $15; Under 18: up to five free with paid adult purchase.​
Wednesday, Jan. 26; 7:30 to 10 p.m. in Washington Hall
Thursday, Jan. 27; 7:30 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 28; 7:30 p.m.

Come down to Acafest! Once a year, each of the amazing campus a capella groups (Unchained Melodies, Halftime, the Echoes, Encore!, Bellacappella, Harmonia and the Undertones) comes together with a stellar setlist of beautiful songs. $5 tickets can be purchased at the LaFortune Box Office or at the door.
Saturday, Jan. 29; 7:30 to 10 p.m. in Washington Hall

Athletics and Sporting Events

Visit the Athletics composite schedule for events this week.

Deadlines or Registrations

Time-Out for Tech: Google Drive Changes with Shortcuts
Google will be migrating existing files that reside in multiple locations to shortcuts in 2022. Find out how this will affect you and your work. The Zoom link will be added to the calendar event the day before the session.
Tuesday, Feb. 1; 11 to 11:30 a.m.

Lecture: “A Conversation with Two International Business Leaders”
Paul Polman is the former CEO of Unilever and co-founder and co-chair of Imagine. Sanda Ojiambo is the executive director of the United Nations Global Compact. All are welcome — register today!
Thursday, Feb. 3; noon to 1 p.m. in the Jordan Auditorium, Mendoza College of Business, or via Zoom

Make a Difference in a Child’s Life by Becoming a Tutor with TutorND
Choose to be in person in South Bend schools or virtually in Catholic schools across the country.
The days/times are based on the tutor’s schedule. Tutors commit to at least 1.5 hours a week (Mondays through Thursdays between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.) during the semester and are paid. The evidence-based programs are well-structured and easy to follow. Training, resources and instructional coaching will be provided. If interested, contact

Irish Gardens Valentine’s Day Orders
Order a beautiful flower arrangement for Valentine’s Day with Irish Gardens. Choose from romantic arrangements, friendly arrangements, chocolates and balloons. For any questions, email or call 631-4004. Irish Gardens is Notre Dame’s on-campus, student-run flower shop located in the basement of LaFortune.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

International Meet and Greet
Join the Notre Dame Staff of International Descent to mingle with new and old members. Bring your lunch and chat with other people from across campus and the world. Stop by any time as your schedule permits.
Wednesday, Jan. 26; noon to 1 p.m. via Zoom

Lunch and Learn: “Pursuing Philosophy, Love and the Good Life”
Thrive!’s Engagement Committee presents a Lunch and Learn with Meghan Sullivan, the Wilsey Family Professor of Philosophy and the creator of Notre Dame’s God and the Good Life Program, which introduces big philosophical questions concerning happiness. Free; bring your lunch. RSVP here.
Thursday, Jan. 27; 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Room 512, Duncan Student Center

Educational and Research Opportunities

Funding Opportunity for ND Faculty
Lucy Family Institute for Data and Society affiliates are invited to submit interdisciplinary funding proposals to further transformational, data-driven and societally impactful research and initiatives. Must RSVP in advance for Zoom link.
Information and Q&A session: Thursday, Jan. 27; 3 to 4 p.m. via Zoom

EAP Workshop: Cover Letter Writing
A neat and well-written cover letter may make the difference between obtaining a job interview or having your CV/resume ignored. This English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Program workshop will help you write a quality cover letter that will make the best impression on potential employers.
Friday, Jan. 28; 11 a.m. to noon via Zoom

Hesburgh Libraries and Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship Workshops:
Click on each workshop to see more details and to register.
Using Topic Modeling Against a Corpora
This workshop will demonstrate how to use Topic Modeling Tool.
Tuesday, Jan. 25; 2 to 3 p.m. in the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship (Room 247), Hesburgh Library
Citation Management with Mendeley
Learn how to use Mendeley, one of the best-known citation managers on the market.
Tuesday, Jan. 25; 10 to 11 a.m. virtually
Wednesday, Jan. 26; 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. virtually
Thursday, Jan. 27; 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. virtually
Introduction to Natural Language Processing with Python
Get exposure to Python and the inner workings of the Natural Language Toolkit.
Wednesday, Jan. 26; 2 to 3 p.m. in the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship (Room 247), Hesburgh Library
Inside Electronics: Tinkering with Circuits
This hands-on workshop introduces some of the foundational scientific knowledge about how circuits work.
Wednesday, Jan. 26; 5 to 6:15 p.m. in the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship (Room 246), Hesburgh Library
Creating Impactful Presentations
This workshop will help you gain the skills to create impactful slide decks for professional presentations.
Friday, Jan. 28; 1 to 3 p.m. virtually

Technology Training Classes
Office of Information Technologies technical training classes are free of charge. Check the class description in Endeavor for the method of delivery of each class.
Qualtrics Forms, Level I: Basic, Tuesday, Feb. 1; 1 to 4:30 p.m.
∙ Tableau: Introduction, Wednesday, Feb. 2; 8:30 a.m. to noon
To register for courses, go to Questions or problems registering? Call 631-7227 or email OIT at

Health and Recreation

Webinar: “Getting Started with Calm”
Human Resources has partnered with Calm to provide you with tools to help you relax, focus and improve sleep. In this introductory session, a Calm team member will show you how to activate your free subscription to Calm and will highlight different tools within the app. Additional time will be set aside to answer any questions. Please use this form to sign up for the session. You will then be able to copy the Zoom link from the form into your calendar.
Thursday, Jan. 27; 2 to 2:30 p.m. via Zoom

Artful Yoga
Kick off the semester with yoga at the Snite Museum. Join yoga instructor Steve Krojniewski in the galleries to relax and recharge while surrounded by your favorite works from the collection. This program is open to Notre Dame staff, students, faculty and spouses. Mats are provided and masks are required.
Thursday, Jan. 27; 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Snite Museum of Art

Lectures and Presentations

Law Review Symposium: “Re-Thinking the Law to Ensure the Protection of Religious Minorities”
Join Reflection, the online supplement of the Notre Dame Law Review, for an in-person panel discussion on global religious persecution. Seven authors from around the world will discuss current and historical examples in Africa, China, Latin America, the Middle East, Southeast Asia and the United States. Professor Diane Desierto will moderate.
Monday, Jan. 24; 12:15 to 1:45 p.m. in the Patrick F. McCartan Courtroom, Notre Dame Law School

Virtual Slow Look
Take a moment for yourself for a slow look at Emmi Whitehorse’s “Pollination.” Tools of mindfulness meditation will be used as a way to approach and understand the print through a guided look.
Tuesday, Jan. 25; 12:30 to 1 p.m. online

Atomic Force Microscope Techniques and Demonstration
Join the Analytical Science and Engineering Core Facility for a presentation and demonstration of the Cypher family of Atomic force microscopes. Learn more on the events page at
Presentation: Wednesday, Jan. 26; 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Room 141, McCourtney Hall
Demo: B25A Fitzpatrick Hall

Virtual Flash Panel on the Russia-Ukraine Crisis
Join the Nanovic Institute for European Studies for a discussion of the Russia-Ukraine crisis with a virtual panel of experts and scholars. Free and open to all. Registration required for participation.
Wednesday, Jan. 26; 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. via Zoom

Lecture: “Human Rights, Boycotts and the Olympics”
The Olympic Games generate international attention, and not just because of the athleticism. On several occasions in the 20th century, governments have boycotted or threatened to boycott the Olympics due to unhappiness with particular regimes hosting the games. John Soares, adjunct assistant professor of history, will lecture on the connection between politics, human rights issues and the Olympics. Sponsored by the Klau Center for Civil Human Rights.
Wednesday, Jan. 26; 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in Room 1030, Jenkins Nanovic Halls

(POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE)  Lecture — “Classical Design, Accessibility and Authenticity: An Ancient Perspective”
Presented by Debby Sneed, lecturer in the Department of Classics at California State University, Long Beach. Her research interests are disability in ancient Greece, identity and marginalization in ancient Greece, and the archaeology of ancient Greece. Registration is required.
Wednesday, Jan. 26; 5:15 to 6:30 p.m. via Zoom

Book Reading: “Life in Pixels” Series Featuring Wendy Chun
Wendy Hui Kyong Chun is Simon Fraser University’s Canada 150 Research Chair in New Media in the School of Communication where she leads the Digital Democracies Institute. She has studied both systems design engineering and English literature, which she combines and mutates in her current work on digital media.
Wednesday, Jan. 26; 7 to 8 p.m. via Zoom

Webinar — “Lessons and Insights on Peace Agreement Design and Implementation: Presenting a Peace Accords Matrix Policy Briefs Series”
During this webinar, young scholars, doctoral students, faculty members and researchers at the Kroc Institute will present on their findings shared in a new series of policy briefs published by the Peace Accords Matrix (PAM).
Thursday, Jan. 27; 12:30 to 2 p.m. via Zoom

Book Launch Discussion: “The Arab Spring Abroad”
“The Arab Spring Abroad: Diaspora Activism Against Authoritarian Regimes” (Cambridge University Press) is the new book from Kroc Institute Faculty Fellow Dana Moss, associate professor of sociology.
Friday, Jan. 28; 11 a.m. to noon via Zoom

Labor Café First Friday
The Labor Café convenes the Notre Dame community for casual conversation on contemporary questions about work, workers and workplaces. Participants choose the concrete topics. All people are welcome and all opinions are entertained. Zoom link available on the Center for Social Concerns’ website.
Friday, Jan. 28; 5 to 6 p.m. virtually

Tech Tips, Tools and IT Maintenance

Canvas Tip: Make Course Announcements More Visible to Students
When instructors send an announcement to their students in Canvas, students see a notification in their “To Do” lists and will get a copy sent to their email. Instructors can also have the announcement added to the top of their course page for increased visibility.

Keep up to date on new hires and colleagues celebrating service anniversaries. Obituaries and memorial information may be found at In Memory. Please contact askHR at 631-5900 to submit obituary and memorial updates.